Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Food for Our Heart

So if you have given enough time yesterday on your emotional beating heart, let us talk something about the real heart. It’s beating day after day, night after night. It’s normal that we forget about that heart until something bad turns up. Why do we wait so much … Well if you have time now to think here are some foods that can be added to your diet for your heart?

Since human discover grapes I guess we are aware of the values of grapes on heart. According to Ayurveda grapes have the property of being “hridya” or giving strength to the heart. The abstract meaning in Ayurveda text also implies for our heart meaning emotional heart which is also well know as grapes are known to increase passion.
According to new research grapes contains different polyphenols that are known to reduce atherosclerosis (ref: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19625699). New researches have also indicated that those have grapes regularly have decreased chance of having any heart condition in life time.

One more fruit that has a distinct feature of being “hridya” is Pomegranate. Yes if you have seen the serial “Tudor” one may find this fruits eaten many times before a passionate scene. Pomegranate is both healing for one’s physical heart and the emotional heart according to Ayurveda.
New research speaks about pomegranate as a fruit rich with high antioxidant. Studies confirm that use of this fruit have shown significantly reduced atherosclerotic lesion in our heart. Why to wait till we have the lesion? Just have it regularly would help as this fruit is also heart protective. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19146506

If the first two fruits where sweet, nice aromatic here is a herb cum day to day spice that has such a significance that one could not miss it when speaking of heart . Garlic a spice that is well known to wart away vampires is well known in Ayurveda as one of the biggest herb cum spice to protect and cure different health issues of the heart.
New research has shown that this herb cum spice does reduce cardiovascular risk, but also inhibit the rate of coronary artery calcification which means a lot to many.

Today just one day after Valentine day make sure that you take of you and your friends and families heart with some of this list. Share this post …...

Posted by Sudeep

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